OK, this is not a foreign affairs blog, it is an education blog. But these days we can’t wall ourselves off from the fact that the incoming president of the United States is ignorant, destructive, and ready to throw away the rest of the world, except for Russia.


Trump stunned European leaders by belittling NATO and the European Union. The breakup of NATO is a long-treasured goal of Vladimir Putin. Europe is our most important trading partner in the world.


We have an incoming president who is indifferent to our allies, and to the agreements that maintained peace on the European continent since 1945.


He is a rogue president. He is ignorant and dangerous.


Is this the “change” that Trump voters wanted? Destabilization of the Transatlantic alliance? The world becomes more frightening by the minute as we approach the inauguration of this wild card, the joker in the deck.